WDB 83 offers a broader vision for the youth of NELA. That vision supports an integrated service delivery system and gives a framework through which states and local areas can leverage other Federal, State, Local, and philanthropic resources to support in-school and out-of-school youth. WDB 83 is committed to providing high quality services for youth and young adults. NELA youth are offered career exploration and guidance, support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations with the expected outcome of a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education. The youth program also places an emphasis on work experience such as such as summer and year round employment, pre-apprenticeship, on-the-job training, or internships and job shadowing. WDB 83’s youth program serves any youth meeting the WIOA youth eligibility guidelines.
Out-of-school youth must be aged 16-24, not attending any school, and meet one or more additional conditions, which could include:
School dropout; within age of compulsory attendance but has not attended for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter; holds a secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent and is low-income and is basic skills deficient or an English language learner; subject to the juvenile or adult justice system; homeless, runaway, in foster care or aged out of the foster care system, eligible for assistance under Section 477, Social Security Act, or in out-of-home placement; pregnant or parenting; an individual with a disability; low income person who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment
In-school youth must be aged 14-21, attending school, low income, and meet one or more additional conditions, which could include:
Basic skills deficient; English language learner; an offender; homeless, runaway, in foster care or aged out of the foster care system; pregnant or parenting; an individual with a disability; person who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment